While the teams playing in the Super Bowl have not yet been decided, at least fans know who will sing the National Anthem. According to the Associated Press, Alicia Keys will sing the National Anthem for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
The 13-time Grammy award winner is no stranger to singing at sporting championships, performing “Empire State of Mind” with Jay-Z after the Yankees won the World Series in 2009. This is the third time Keys has performed at the Super Bowl. In 2005, Keys sang “America the Beautiful” before Super Bowl XXXIX and performed at the Super Bowl XLII Pregame Show in 2008. Keys is a close friend of Beyonce, who is headlining the halftime show.
Zooey Deschanel sang the National Anthem at the World Series Saturday, but apparently she isn’t a baseball fan. Deschanel currently stars in the series, New Girl, and Fox was nice enough to have the star of their newest sitcom sing before Game 4. After, the cast of New Girl and Glee watched on the third baseline. MLB analyst Joe Buck even commented, “A lot of times, the stars have their moment on TV and then they just bolt.”
That was until the 7th inning, when the camera shot back to Deschanel, but the seats were empty. This time, Buck joked, “Maybe they’re just out getting a snack … all of ‘em at once.”
Deschanel took to her Twitter saying, “Would have loved to have watched the whole game but I had to catch a plane so I can go to work tomorrow. That’s all guys. I’m not a jerk.”
I guess it didn’t matter to Deschanel that St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols broke a baseball record by hitting three home runs.
Texas native Demi Lovato will sing the National Anthem at Game 5 of the World Series. Thanks to social media, the Disney star gained the attention of the MLB after her sister Tweeted in support of Lovato singing, and fans joined in on the campaign.
The Texas Rangers won last night’s game and are tied 1-1 with the St. Louis Cardinals.
In Game 1 of the World Series, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was forced to restart the National Anthem after a microphone glitch.
This Sunday the NFC Championship game versus the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will be played on Fox, and the network is taking full advantage with the upcoming season of American Idol premiering this week. American Idol winner Lee DeWzye tweeted, “National Anthem at home, yes. Go Bears.”
During last week’s divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, the Bears enlisted Chicago fan favorite Jim Cornelison to sing the National Anthem. Cornelison is famous for singing the National Anthem at Chicago Blackhawks games where it has become a tradition for fans to cheer for the entire song. If Cornelison is out and DeWzye’s in, I am sure Bears fans will still find something to cheer about.